It’s that time of the year again.
Set in the fog-laced ambience of Golden Gate Park, the 2014 Outside Lands kicks off today in dramatic fashion, headlined by self-proclaimed narcissist Kanye West. It doesn’t stop there, though. Saturday’s main attractions include rock legend Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, while Sunday brings “Mr. Brightside” from The Killers.
Now, The Daily knows that the headliners are bringing great excitement to the festival, but there are other less-known gems that should impress you as well. We present to you five non-headlining artists that you cannot miss.
Treasure Island Music Festival came to an iPhone-friendly close last weekend with a jaw-dropping sunset on Sunday evening. A testament to the young festival’s flexibility, San Francisco’s satellite island supported both an Explosions in the Sky rock conflagration as well as a nostalgia-inducing tour with Death Cab for Cutie on its closing night.
With the lights of its iconic Ferris wheel splashing across the Bay, Treasure Island will reclaim the entertainment spotlight this weekend. For two days, the artificial isle off San Francisco proper will again play host to Treasure Island Music Festival (TIMF), a small-scale bonanza of just-left-of-mainstream rock and dance
Death Cab For Cutie’s seventh album, “Codes and Keys,” is a thoughtful presentation whose layers grow richer and more complex from beginning to end. Its lessons of optimism in life and love also mark a departure from the darker sounds of the band’s previous albums.
In terms of musical creation, we’ve never seen a more schizophrenic decade.